The Checklist Book
Set Realistic Goals, Celebrate Tiny Wins, Reduce Stress and Overwhelm, and Feel Calmer Every Day
Publisher: Mango Publishing Group
Publication date: 14th January 2020
Genre: Non-Fiction / Self Help
Format read: eBook
Source: Courtesy of the publisher
Simplicity at its best: The checklist is one of the world’s
oldest―and most effective―productivity systems. If anything,
author and entrepreneur Alexandra Franzen shares, it is just as
valuable now as it was during the days of the Roman Empire. Writing
out a simple checklist allows us to tangibly plan our day and set in
stone what we want to accomplish.
In the life-changing Checklist Book, learn:
The history of
the checklist and why it remains to be relevant and effective
The science behind the success of checklists, such as the
instant satisfaction we feel when we put a check next to a finished
How to create a basic daily checklist―and checklists for
specific situations, like moving to a new city or navigating a
I’ve always been a maker of lists.
There is something satisfying about making a list and checking things
off, and basking in the glow of accomplishment.
My lists have never gone further than a
daily list of things I want to, or must, get done. However The
Checklist Book is more than an organisational help book. It’s about
making realistic goals and breaking them down to daily, weekly and
long term goals. It’s about making the life you wish to live into
the life you are actually living.
Alexandra explains the idea of checklists
in a fun and informative way. Her checklist concept is broken down
step by step so it is easy to start with the basics and build on this
to achieve the goals you set for yourself.
This book goes beyond the daily “must
do” checklist to things to do simply for well being. Think about
what matters most to you each day, simple things, and live them.
Something that was a great help for me
was the inclusion of Alexandra’s example checklists that you can
tweak to suit your lifestyle and what you love.
There is no hard and fast set of rules.
Alexandra understands that not everyone is the same so her personal
list may not suit someone else. There is great flexibility throughout
not just writing down a bunch of stuff I need to do."
The Checklist book I discovered so much more to list making and a way
to reduce stress and feel calmer every day.
This review is part of the Non-Fiction reader challenge #2020ReadNonFic
ALEXANDRA FRANZEN is the author of several books, including SO THIS
IS THE END: A LOVE STORY (2018), YOU'RE GOING TO SURVIVE (2017) and
50 WAYS TO SAY "YOU'RE AWESOME" (2013).
written articles for dozens of sites, including Time, Forbes,
Newsweek, HuffPost, The Muse, and Lifehacker. She's been
mentioned/quoted in The New York Times Small Business Blog, The
Atlantic, USA Today, BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, and Inc.
is best-known for writing about creativity, productivity, the power
of setting tiny goals, how to develop more confidence in your writing
skills, and how to stay motivated, keep working towards your personal
and professional dreams, and never give up.
She also works
as a copywriter, ghostwriter, writing teacher, and consultant. She
helps her clients to develop podcasts, videos, websites, speeches,
books, and other creative projects.
The Checklist Book is available to purchase online
at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or your favourite book retailer.
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